nicotine
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈnɪkətiːn/
Noun

nicotine (uncountable)

  1. (organic compound) An alkaloid (C10H14N2), commonly occurring in the tobacco plant. In small doses it is a habit-forming stimulant; in larger doses it is toxic and is often used in insecticides.
  2. (figuratively) tobacco, cigarettes
    He is addicted to nicotine.
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